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Tinted Trails | A Festival for Translingual Literature

Published September 11th, 2023 Event

November 10–11, 2023, in Graz and partially online |

Find a report of the Tinted Trails festival here.



After almost five years of publishing non-native literature in English in Tint Journal, we are about to celebrate a new milestone: a print anthology solely focusing on prose and poetry by non-native English writers, called Tinted Trails. Find out more about the anthology here.

We’d like to invite you to join our release celebration this fall in Graz, Austria, and partially online:


Tinted Trails Book Presentation

Fri, November 10, 2023, 7 pm (CET)
Afro-Asian Institute, Leechgasse 24, A-8010 Graz & online

This is the moment when we are going to show you the ESL print anthology Tinted Trails! Join us for an evening with ESL authors from all around the globe, Tint editors and long-time volunteers, and musicians. There will be snacks and drinks, and the book will be available for purchase too, of course.

Panel discussion with the authors Olja Alvir, Brianna Colmenares, Lindi Dedek and Laura Theis.
Moderation: Lisa Schantl and John Salimbene.
Music: Fraeulein Astrid.

Free admission, donations welcome.


Full program:


Fri, November 10, 2023

5:30 pm: Literary Drama Walk with The Pennyless Players
UPDATE: Due to bad weather, the enactment of Tinted Trails texts will take place indoors at the Afro-Asian Institute Graz at 5:30 pm.
Free admission, donations welcome.
More information here.

7 – 9 pm: Tinted Trails Book Presentation
Afro-Asian Institute Graz
Free admission, donations welcome.
More information here.


Sat, November 11, 2023

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Photography Art Walk & Workshop (SOLD OUT) with artist Lena Baloch
Starting point: Afro-Asian Institute Graz
10€ participation fee. Register here.
More information.

11:30 am – 1 pm: Poetry Writing Workshop (SOLD OUT) with poet Olja Alvir
Afro-Asian Institute Graz + online (hybrid)
5€ participation fee. Register here.
More information.

1:30 pm – 3 pm Uhr: Workshops pt. 1

3:30 pm – 5 pm: Workshops pt. 2

  • Playwright Workshop with Cecilia Servatius of the Pennyless Players
    Afro-Asian Institute Graz
    5€ participation fee. Register here.
    More information.

  • Important: The time slot for the Poetry Writing Workshop has changed to 11:30 am – 1 pm.

7 – 9 pm: Pages & Pints Open Mic
Scherbenkeller, Stockergasse 2, A-8020 Graz
Voluntary donation.
More information here.


The workshop participation fee is waived for Megaphon vendors. If you are a Megaphon vendor and would like to participate in our Tinted Trails workshops for free, please contact us at info@tintjournal.com.



Conception and organization: Tint Anthology Committee (Filippo, Andrea, Chiara, Lisa)

Cooperation partners & friends: Afro-Asian Institute Graz, FORUM STADTPARK, treffpunkt sprachen, Center for Inter-American Studies, uniT, Books4Life, The Pennyless Players, Radio Helsinki, Parks, Die Scherbe, Pro-Video

Supported by: University of Graz, Land Steiermark Cultural Department, Stadt Graz Cultural Department, Alps-Adriatic Alliance, Stadt Graz Mayor’s Office

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz